3 corner tear in skirt

Way back in the mists of time, I learned to call this a three-cornered tear*. And garments with one went in the mending basket.

Now, I think I’ll have to unfavorite this skirt, because I really haven’t a mending basket and I also don’t have the right fabric scraps and de-commissioned garments to create a patch—whether I add it by hand or machine….

I knew why it was named a three-cornered tear, but my eyes always focused on the flap, which I saw as having one corner. For well over a decade, I found adult language…mysterious and confusing….

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